Saturday, June 7, 2008

Take It Further for May

So after I finished piecing the journal quilt page for April I decided I would tackle my Take It Further challenge piece for May. My most recent decision had been to use this postcard top I pieced in May, specifically for the challenge:



Just for kicks I went back through my tiny stash of previously pieced postcard tops. Look what I found:


Clear, bright colors... a witch sort of overlooking it all (Halloween is my favorite holiday)... sewn intuitively from scraps... this could work! It certainly shows how I'm working at the moment, in the hues I naturally gravitate to.

I started auditioning beads and buttons and before I knew it I had this:


Ta daa!

The challenge was "What do you call yourself and why?" I may not make 'fine art' but I do consider myself an artist first and foremost. When pressed I use the term textile artist because everything I do begins with a textile of some kind. This card demonstrates how I use my medium of choice.

I guess the way I see it, I'm an artist because I do notice the small details (March's TIF challenge) and it matters to me that they be arranged in an aesthetically pleasing way. I may see things a little differently from other people or I may notice things that others might miss. I definitely enjoy creating a little story or vignette. I have practiced my craft and sought out skills and knowledge that enhance the creative decisions I make and allow me to express myself in a unique way.

Now I'm thinking that the postcard I pieced for May might actually work for June's challenge...!

5 comments:

  1. I love those fabrics. You have such a great variety in your stash.

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  2. Hello Sue, I have accepted Beadbabe's tag, and naturally thought of tagging you :o)

    Hope you will agree to play !

    Kind regards

    Hélène

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  3. Wonderful. I love it! Is there an enlargement posted anywhere?

    JoWynn

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  4. Gotta love challenges. They cause us to stretch our boundaries and attempt the impossible. Thanks for sharing!

    Caron in Michigan
    http://blog.caronmosey.com

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  5. It turned out great. The little dog looking up at the witch is super.

    I'm an artist and I don't notice the details. I just did a lesson in my art journal class where I drew a pole on our own street sign (private sign, not public) and I made it look like a two-by-four. When I walked by it I realized it was a solid metal,gray, round pole! Too late, my drawing has
    a white two-by-four! Details! LOL.

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